From the National Weather Service:
Low pressure over Long Island will deepen rapidly as it lifts North across New England this afternoon and on to Quebec tonight. This path will be close enough to bring significant precipitation to the region. Rain will continue across the area and gradually change to snow this afternoon…first at higher elevations…and eventually to all areas by early this evening. Snow will fall heavily at times this evening before tapering off overnight.
Snowfall amounts will be highly dependent on elevation with potential of a foot or more over the Tug Hill with a general 4 to 8 inches at lower elevations such as the Black River Valley. Even less snow may fall close to Lake Ontario where the changeover to snow is latest.
The snow will be wet and heavy…and will combine with strong winds to result in tree damage and power outages…which may be widespread.
A winter storm warning is issued when severe winter weather is expected. Heavy snow and/or ice will cause hazardous driving conditions. If you will be traveling in the warning area you should choose an alternate route if possible… or you should use extreme caution if travel is unavoidable.
TODAY…RAIN THIS MORNING…GRADUALLY CHANGING OVER TO SNOW THIS AFTERNOON FROM EAST TO WEST. ACCUMULATION BY DARK 1 TO 3 INCHES…BUT 3 TO 6 INCHES ON THE TUG HILL.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â WINDY WITH HIGHS AROUND 40. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH…INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…SNOW…HEAVY AT TIMES…TAPERING OFF TO SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION 2 TO 4 INCHES NEAR THE LAKE BUT 6 TO 10 INCHES ON THE TUG HILL. WINDY WITH LOWS AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.
WEDNESDAY…SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION 2 TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE. WINDY AND COLD WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 30 PERCENT.
THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS LATE. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF MORNING RAIN SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.
SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
SUNDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.